Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

Seeing The Loft this week is a testament to just what I will put up with for James Marsden. The film is set up as a seedy film noir adventure, but proves to be too despicable and overly plotted for its own good, providing no characters to care about, much less root for, and more twists than necessary.

The Loft focuses on the investigation of five friends after a woman is found murdered, handcuffed to the bed in the fancy loft they share. Sharing the loft was a plan contrived by Vincent (Karl...

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MESSAGES FROM ESTILLYEN:
A Novel of Redemption and Human Worth
by William E. Jefferson
Port Estillyen Productions, 978-0-9856621-6-5, PB, 422 pages

This fantasy-romance novel follows newlyweds Goodwin and Hollie Macbreeze as they search for comfort and peace. On the final leg of their journey, prompted by a sketch Goodwin made as a young boy and the guidance of his grandfather, they are headed for the mysterious Isle of Estillyen—home to the Old Order of Message Makers. They spend a month on the...

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While American Sniper generated giant ticket sales and controversy last weekend, I opted instead to see an adaptation about a beloved bear from "darkest Peru" who tries so hard to get things right, but stumbles into trouble anyway. Paddington might not tackle weighty matters like war, but I still think that it adeptly conveys important lessons about manners and acceptance, with a large measure of humor and excitement mixed in.

Paddington stays lovingly true to the character developed by...

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We've just begun the new year, but the next academic year is still months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it's not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying for his or her higher education: financial aid.

Specifically, to help ensure that your child doesn't miss out on federal and state student grants, work-study and loans for the 2015-2016 school year, you'll want to complete the Free Application for Federal...

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THE BARON'S HONOURABLE DAUGHTER
by Lynn Morris
Faith Words Publishers, 978-1-4555-7559-6, PB, 368 pages, $15.

This book is a Christian historical-fiction romance novel about Valeria Segrave, a young noblewoman in 18th century England, who must learn how to manage her family's estate and then herself as she enters London's high society – all while under the enigmatic study of young Lord Hylton.

The book begins with interesting, fleshed-out characters – particularly that of Valeria's mother...

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If you're an investor, you probably had a pretty good year in 2014. But what's in store for 2015?

It's essentially impossible to make precise predictions about the performance of the financial markets — but it is possible to identify those economic conditions and market forces that may help shape the outcomes in the investment world for 2015. And by paying close attention to these conditions and forces, you can gain some valuable insights as to what investment moves might make sense for you....

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